From reggaeton to Hollywood: Nicky Jam dreams of his star
Butch, leader of the alley cats, foreground center, voiced by Nicky Jam, appears in a scene from the animated/live-action film "Tom & Jerry" and Nicky Jam performs at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2017. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)NEW YORK – As a musician, Nicky Jam has received accolades including a Latin Grammy and a Billboard Music Award, but nothing would make the reggaeton star happier than having a star with his name in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I relate a lot with Butch cause he’s like rough on the outside but it’s kind of like soft in the inside. But no one in the family was more excited than his “Tom & Jerry” “super fan” dad. What’s so big about this?’ And he’s said, ‘None of those guys are bigger than ‘Tom & Jerry’,” Jam said.
Tributes, performances galore at 'Premio Lo Nuestro' awards
Edwin Cazares, left, of Grupo Firme, and Chesca perform at Premio Lo Nuestro at American Airlines Arena on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)MIAMI – Bad Bunny topped Univision's “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards with seven wins on a night that included a tribute to late Mexican singer-composer Armando Mazanero and performances by some of the biggest names in Latin music. Among the winners at Thursday's show were pop singer Camilo and the Mexican band Grupo Firme, which took home five awards apiece. Bad Bunny’s awards included the night’s top honor, artist of the year, as well as album of the year and best urban artist of the year. A total of 147 artists were nominated in 34 categories honoring various musical styles, including pop, urban, tropical and regional Mexican.
Daddy Yankee achieves new balance, readies for his comeback
It's something he had to gradually learn after gaining 40 pounds (almost 20 kilos) during the first months of quarantine. I started eating and eating and eating and I put on the pounds like never before. “I devoted myself to my health and to something that was unknown to me, which was rest,” he said. “I wanted the artists to be gigantic, on people's faces, so the audience could feel that they were in front of them and we achieved that,” Yankee said. “It was a concert that became a residence, like if Las Vegas had moved to Puerto Rico.”___Follow Sigal Ratner-Arias on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sigalratner.
J Balvin, Bad Bunny set for big night at Latin Grammys
This combination photo shows Natalia Lafourcade, left, and Rosalia. A year after Rosalia made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show, taking home the album of the year honor on Nov. 19, 2020, for "Un Canto Por Mxico, Vol.
Ladies' night at Latin Grammys: Lafourcade, Rosalía win big
Lafourcade won three awards, tying Rosalia and Carlos Vives for most wins. The Mexican singer won album of the year — a category dominated by male acts — on Thursday night with “Un Canto Por México, Vol. Lafourcade won three awards at the show, tying Rosalía and Carlos Vives for most wins. Lafourcade didn't attend the Latin Grammys, which aired live on Univision and featured a number of performances, most of them pre-taped due to the coronavirus pandemic. Grammy, Emmy and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda kicked off the Latin Grammys with a strong message about Latin music.
Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods
J Balvin performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Reggaeton festival in Mexico City on Nov. 23, 2019, from left, Ozuna performs at the Latin American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2019 and Bad Bunny performs a medley at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019. Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two nominations for album of the year and two for record of the year. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively.
Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods
Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two nominations for album of the year and two for record of the year. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show’s top categories. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively. Ozuna and Bad Bunny will also compete with themselves in several categories.
Ozuna Teases Another Selena Gomez Collab: 'Expect Many Things' (Exclusive)
ET's Denny Directo caught up with the reggaetonero at the 2019 Latin GRAMMY Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday, where he teased that they might have something up their sleeve. "You can expect many things," he replied with a smile when asked if he would be featured on Gomez's upcoming album. The two previously teamed up for DJ Snake's "Taki Taki" also featuring Cardi B. Joe Buglewicz/Getty ImagesOzuna is also representing his genre, nominated for one Latin GRAMMY Award in the Best Urban Song category for "Baila Baila Baila." See more of ET's Latin GRAMMY Awards coverage, below.
Anuel AA Reveals His Ideal Wedding Day With Karol G (Exclusive)
The rapper took home five Latin American Music Awards on Thursday night, including the biggest trophy of the ceremony, Artist of the Year. "I always appreciate Daddy Yankee, [J] Balvin, Karol [G], Ozuna. The two have been engaged for quite some time now and Karol previously told ET what her wedding must-haves were. Among the artists he's already teamed up with for his LP are Yankee, Ozuna, Karol "and other surprises, Romeo [Santos]," he teased. RELATED CONTENT:Latin American Music Awards 2019: Best Moments From the ShowLatin American Music Awards 2019: Winners List
Latin American Music Awards 2019: Best Moments From the Show
The 2019 Latin American Music Awards has officially come to a close. The fifth annual awards show took place on Thursday night, broadcast live on Telemundo from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The best and brightest in Latin music came together to celebrate the year's biggest hits and boundary-breaking artists, with Becky G and Marc Anthony taking home special honors for their contributions. Ozuna, the most-nominated artist of the night, also took home two trophies, but Anuel AA won the most awards of the night, with five. RELATED CONTENT:2019 Latin AMAs Nominations: Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, Becky G, Rosalia, Bad Bunny and MoreLatin American Music Awards 2019: How to Watch, Who's Hosting, Presenters, Performers and More
Romeo Santos is first Latin artist to headline MetLife Stadium
(CNN) - Romeo Santos made history Saturday night, becoming the first Latin artist to headline New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. Santos also announced that MetLife Stadium said his show was the single highest-grossing concert in the stadium's history, a record previously held by U2. The album pays homage to the classic bachata artists that inspired Santos when he began his career in the 1990s. At the concert, Santos shared the spotlight with some of those artists, many of whom feature on "Utopia." In 2014, he became the first Latin solo artist to headline a concert at New York's Yankee Stadium.
Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul Have Surprise 'American Idol' Reunion on 'America's
However, there was one special appearance that took everyone by surprise. The unexpected cameo came as a total shock to Abdul's former American Idol judge Simon Cowell, who was blown away while sitting behind the judges panel. "That was brilliant," Cowell said of the big surprise, giving her a thumbs up as she blew him kisses from the stage. The surprising American Idol reunion came as a result of Abdul wanting to promote her Las Vegas residency at the Flamingo Hotel. RELATED CONTENT:'America's Got Talent' Finals: Simon Cowell Calls Kodi Lee's Performance the 'Most Beautiful' He's Ever Heard'America's Got Talent' Judge Simon Cowell Reveals Why He Decided to Get In Shape During Season 14 (Exclusive)'America's Got Talent': Simon Cowell Celebrates 11-Year-Old Violinist and Cancer Survivor With Golden Buzzer
2019 Latin AMAs Nominations: Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, Becky G, Rosalia, Bad Bunny and More
Its Ozunas world and were just living in it. The nominees for this years Latin American Music Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and for the second consecutive year, Ozuna leads with nine nominations. Produced by Telemundo, the awards show will take place on Oct. 17 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. Other top nominees include Romeo Santos and Bad Bunny with eight nominations each, followed by Anuel AA with seven. Marc Anthony, Maluma, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Sebastian Yatra garnered four each, and Becky G, Rosalia, Pedro Capo, Wisin y Yandel, DJ Snake and Drake round out the top nominees with three each.
Rosalia and Ozuna Light Up the Stage With 'Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi' Performance at MTV VMAs -
The flamenco-pop queen and reggaeton star performed their hit single, Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi, which translates to me for you, you for me, for the first time together at the VMAs on Monday. Rosalia wore a stunning bedazzled black corset, while Ozula rocked a black suit with plenty of bling to match. I feel so grateful because I am doing the music that I feel comfortable doing," Rosala told ET. I feel happy," she said about being one of the many women taking over Latin music. RELATED CONTENT:Rosalia Says Bad Bunny Is a 'Good Friend' After Romance Rumors (Exclusive)Everything We Know About Ozuna's Upcoming 'Nibiru' AlbumOzuna and Anitta Join Forces for 'Muito Calor' Music Video -- Watch!
Jennifer Lopez to Perform at 2019 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina
The 2019 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina just got an extra dose of star power. On Tuesday, it was announced that Jennifer Lopez will be performing at the event, which celebrates Latin music. The exciting news come within a week of both Lopez and her fianc, Alex Rodriguez, celebrating their birthdays. Then, days later, Lopez led her fans in singing "Happy Birthday" to Rodriguez at her Miami concert on Saturday. RELATED CONTENT:Jennifer Lopez Crashes ESPN to Give Alex Rodriguez a Birthday SurpriseAlex Rodriguez Says He's 'So Sore' From Dancing at Jennifer Lopez's 50th Birthday PartyInside Jennifer Lopez's Star-Studded 50th Birthday Party (Exclusive Details)